Adelaide
Kooyonga Golf Club
18 Holes
PAR 72
6165 M
USER RATING
One of the classic holes at 2018 Women's Australian Open venue, Kooyonga Golf Club, is the short 14th.
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Kooyonga Golf Club is one of the premier private golf clubs in Adelaide and its 18-hole layout has earned international recognition.

Situated in the inner city and only a short drive from Adelaide's international airport, Kooyonga Golf Club has hosted many professional events including the 2018 Women's Australian Open.

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henschke
Played in the competition here today for my first attempt at this course & came 3rd, as I was so switched on with this amazing course! I have played Royal Adelaide before, so was curious how this would stack up, but 2 weeks after hosting the Aussie women's open, it was in spectacular condition. I rate this better! I rate this as my number 6 that I have played in Aus & number 8 including overseas courses, out of 255 played. Great stuff! Top shelf course!
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q-tip
Played from its championship plates which measures 6214m Par 72 (6148m Par 72 off the blue plates) with four par 3s ranging from 145-210m, ten par 4s ranging from 297-397m and four par 5s ranging from 451-507m. The 152m spare 19th hole with its teebed slightly above the green guarded by 3 bunkers is also worthy to mention, which was in play near the 11th tee the day I was there, as some work on the short 338m gentle dogleg but heavily bunkered at the dogleg left corner 18th was being done and will re-open from November 2011. Course has a mostly tall pine-tree lined wide but lush Santa Ana couch fairway layout with medium-to-large sized SR10-19/SR10-20/crenshaw bent grass greens. The layout is entirely sand-based with only 1 water hazard at the 17th green and 1 lateral water hazard along the burn which runs generally out of play from the 3rd, then bettween 9th/10th fairway, then under the 14th then reappears at the 17th and 18th. The couch grass rough is well-maintained and kept thick around some of the greens and fairway bunkers. As you'd expect from the top courses every hole is bunkered with around 80-85 bunkers on the course (including the spare 19th hole). I know the rankings of Australia's courses are an imperfect way of measuring architectural merit, as Australian Golf Digest (March 2010) ranks Kooyonga #23 in Australia and #2 in the state (behind only Royal Adelaide), but they are a reasonable guide to use Course opens with 2 slight dogleg Par 5 holes with wide fairways and heavily bunkered dogleg corners with low trees and shrubs along the rightside of the 2nd. The 180m 3rd with 4 bunkers is followed by the 355m 4th with an uphill blind teeshot over a crest to another green with 4 bunkers. The shortest par 4 on the course is the 297m straight 5th (index 18) with the flag visible from the tee with 2 fairway bunkers right from the tee to a green with 3 leftside bunkers. The 373m slight bend right 6th plays uphill with 3 fairway bunkers off the tee to a green with 3 bunkers. The 152m slightly uphill 7th with 3 bunkers is followed by 383m slight dogleg left 8th (index 1) with a right-sloping fairway to a green with 2 shortside bunkers. The Par 5 slight dogleg left 9th is an easy hole with 2 bunkers at the dogleg left corner and another 3 bunkers at the green, which despite being within sight of the clubhouse, finishes at the halfway house behind the 14th green and near the 15th and 18th teebeds. The back nine begins with the challenging 397m slight dogleg right 10th (index 2) with 3 greenside bunkers. Holes 11-13 are up-and-back par 4s with no fairway bunkers but some greenside bunkering. I do enjoy the forest-like walk from the 13th green to the back-to-back par 3s beginning with the shortest hole on the course: the 145m slightly uphill 14th with 4 bunkers; which is followed by the 210m 15th (index 3) with 2 bunkers leftside and another 2 bunkers short right. The closing 3 holes are challenging and varied, beginning with the most difficult par 5 on the course: the 507m 16th with thick trees along the Henley Beach Road boundary along the left with the fairway bending right on your approach to a green which is, near the club entrance on May Terrace, and guarded by 4 bunkers. The signature 353m slight bend left 17th with a fairway crest 260m off the tee to a green guarded by a pond right edge and a bunker over the back. The 338m slight dogleg left 18th despite being short is the most bunkered hole on the course. There is no par 4s over 400m at Kooyonga which is a surprise but length is substituted by tall trees and great rivet-bunkered greens. Played here 29/09/2011 with $140 visitor/interstate green fees. Located in the inner-west suburb of Lockleys, Kooyonga Golf Club is unquestionably one of the best conditioned and challenging layouts in the state. A highly recommended golfing destination on the Adelaide sandbelt near other gems such as Royal Adelaide, Glenelg and The Grange which I would all rate as a 5-star "golf at its absolute best" rating which I rarely give when I play golf in this state.
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jordan
this is the best course i have ever played on and cant wait to play again there
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sonata99

I recently had the pleasure of playing Kooyonga.

The course was immaculately presented in every aspect with greens, fairways and bunkers all in fantastic condition. The great variety of holes ensures that every club in the bag comes into play. It is a very fair course that would reward good golf from players of all levels with appropriate punishment of poor play. Member facilities were excellent. Although clearly a very private course, I found the members that I spoke to to be very friendly and justifiably proud of what is a truly excellent course.

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May Terrace, Adelaide
Adelaide, SA 5032, Australia
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